SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers bounced back from a lopsided loss and showed the banged-up defending NFC champions aren’t ready to pack it in quite yet.

Garoppolo threw three TD passes in the first half and Jason Verrett’s first interception in more than four years helped preserve the lead, giving the 49ers a 24-16 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night.

“Whenever you get embarrassed like we did last week you can find out a lot about your team,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “Usually when stuff like that happens, guys either give

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The Atlanta Falcons have placed defensive end John Cominsky on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, the team announced Saturday.

The team isn’t saying whether Cominsky tested positive or came in close contact with someone who is infected with the novel coronavirus, but NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting it’s the latter.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have opted to conduct Saturday’s football activities remotely after a player on the team’s practice squad tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced.

The team is working with the NFL to review contact-tracing date while the player self-isolates.

Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions at EverBank Field is expected to go ahead as scheduled.

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The Indianapolis Colts have closed their practice facility after several members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19.

The team did not specify if individuals who tested positive were staff members, players or both.

Indianapolis is scheduled to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Colts have compiled a 3-2 record through five weeks of the 2020 season.

The Atlanta Falcons shut their facility Thursday following one new positive test for the coronavirus, but the team remains scheduled to play at Minnesota on Sunday.

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Alabama coach Nick Saban and athletic director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19, three days before the second-ranked Crimson Tide is set to face No. 3 Georgia in a clash of Southeastern Conference and national powers.

Both said their tests Wednesday morning came back positive, and Saban said in a statement that he “immediately left work and isolated at home.”

Saban, who monitored practice Wednesday from home, said he didn’t have any symptoms as of early evening. But the second-ranked Crimson Tide will almost certainly be without their iconic 68-year-old coach on the sideline when they play Georgia.


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NEW ORLEANS — Wil Lutz kicked a 36-yard field goal with 5:08 left in overtime and New Orleans’ defence stopped Chargers receiver Mike Williams just short on fourth down to preserve a 30-27 victory over seemingly star-crossed Los Angeles on Monday night.

Chargers kicker Michael Badgley, who missed his first career point-after kick wide right in the first quarter, had a chance to redeem himself after Williams’ leaping catch between two defenders put the Chargers on the Saints’ 32-yard line in the final seconds. But Badgley’s 50-yard kick as time expired bounced off the right upright.

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SEATTLE — By this point, Russell Wilson piecing together more late dramatics that ends with the Seattle Seahawks erupting in celebration seems almost expected.

Another late drive. Another touchdown throw by Wilson. Another Seahawks victory.

“I don’t know how anybody could ever be better than what he continues to show us in those situations,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s as good as you can get.”

Wilson capped a 94-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf on fourth-and-goal with 15 seconds left, and the Seahawks beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-26 on Sunday night.

Seattle improved to 5-0

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